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Thu, 19 November 2015

Joint Base Andrews Selects Self-Service Technology by Kaba and Ariane Systems

Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas, an electronic lock supplier for the multi-family housing market, together with Ariane Systems, a leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, has deployed the Kaba K-COD 200 self-service solution at Joint Base Andrews, an U.S. military base in Prince George's County, Maryland that encompasses both Air Force and Naval divisions.

In working together to develop the K-COD 200, the strategic partnership between the two companies serves the purpose of supplying clients within the military housing market with the latest in self-service convenience to complement Kaba's electronic lock products.

The unit's customized software incorporates a unique PIN Code management system, which is used to verify the user as an authorized resident within the base housing system. Once the user's identification has been verified, a temporary keycard is encoded and dispensed, providing the resident with instant lodging access without the need for base staff involvement.

The installation of a self-service system not only eliminated the need for additional staff to come in after hours for lockouts, but it has saved the residents from having to wait sometimes up to 2 hours for someone to show up and let them into their rooms.

With almost 500 residents at the facility, the K-COD 200 system has freed up staff and eliminated wait time for residents and other authorized users in these types of situations.

As a military base that typically experiences roughly 50 housing replacement keycard requests a week, the platform is a valuable addition to personnel services which, due to its full compatibility with the base's pre-existing Kaba Saflok System 6000 security access platform, is also a significantly cost-effective enhancement.

"Having previously been recognized by Joint Base Andrews as a superior provider of facility security technology, we are delighted to assist in further streamlining their access management abilities," said Dale Mathias, Vice President of Multihousing Sales at Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas. "Linking the K-COD 200 with the Saflok System 6000 ensures that residents are not inadvertently denied access to areas for which they are authorized, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of base-wide security at all times."

Joint Base Andrews is home to the 11th Wing, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Force One, 79th Medical Wing, 113th Wing, ANG Readiness  enter, 459th Air Refueling Wing and Naval Air Facility Washington. 

Ariane, Kaba, Locks, Defense, Self-Service

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